Natalie Babbitt

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Birthday
28, 1932
Birthplace
Dayton, OH
Death Date
Oct 31, 2016 (84)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
28, 1932
Birthplace
Dayton, OH
Death Date
Oct 31, 2016 (84)

About

Famous for her 1975 children's work Tuck Everlasting, this writer, illustrator, and 1982 Hans Christian Andersen Award nominee is also notable for her books Jack Plank Tells Tales (2007); Knee-Knock Rise (1970); and Nellie: A Cat on Her Own (1989).

Before Fame

After studying art at Smith College in Massachusetts, she illustrated The Forty-ninth Magician, a children's work written by her husband.

Trivia

Two of her books -- The Eyes of the Amaryllis and Tuck Everlasting -- were adapted into films.

Family Life

Her marriage to Samuel Fisher Babbitt produced three children.

Associated With

She illustrated several collections by the children's poet Valerie Worth.